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Fontana Lake

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Fontana lake

I love fontana. I've been going there since I was a little girl. In fact I will be going this week... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Canton, North Carolina
Beautiful green lake

The lake is so pretty and turquoise green. It's quiet and not a lot of people on the lake... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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This 29-mile-long lake has deep, cold waters that provide an ideal setting for fishing and other water recreation.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
27 Jun 2017
“Fontana lake”
22 May 2017
“Beautiful green lake”
+1 800-849-2258
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

I love fontana. I've been going there since I was a little girl. In fact I will be going this week. It's strikingly beautiful this time of year. The water is warm. Great cat fishing.

1  Thank W3175FMsandrac
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The lake is so pretty and turquoise green. It's quiet and not a lot of people on the lake. Perfect for boating and jet skiing if you don't like big crowds

Thank Kristin2769
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

July is best month to visit because in spring, as the water level is allowed to rise, hundreds of fallen trees and limbs float in the lake. In May and June, they can lurk just beneath the surface creating a hazard. By August, the TVA...More

Thank Vagabond2be
Reviewed 25 September 2016

You can't control the weather or TVA but we were very surprised to see the water level so low.....hot summer, drought-like conditions & TVA slowly draining the lake to a record low; fishing was extremely disappointing. The Almond Boat marina would only accept cash payment...More

1  Thank Alanna B
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We passed Fontana Lake and noticed people using a rope swing and paddle-boards. We pulled off the road and found a large parking lot where Bryson City Outdoors were set up and renting stand-up paddle-boards. We rented paddle-boards and tandem paddle-boards, oars and lifejackets for...More

3  Thank jessawhat
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Bryson City and rode our trike to the lake for an afternoon. Beautiful fall colors and the lake was stunning. Peaceful and relaxing.

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Fontana lake is beautiful. The town is small and very welcoming. I would highly recommend going to the Nantahala outdoor center, there are alot of different activities and it is also very nice and fun to sit by the river and watch the rafters and...More

3  Thank lake w
Reviewed 20 August 2015

A beautiful stretch of water surrounded by wooded hills and mountains easily accessible on route 28. There are some good stopping places where you can see the view and driving over the dam links in with some trails (including the Appalachian Trail) though we did...More

Thank KandM2015
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The lake was ok, but it was very hard to find a place where you could swim. The swimming place we found was not very accessible, as you had to do some climbing down slippery surfaces. The lake was nice, but it wasn't something I...More

3  Thank tboehlein
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We rented a pontoon from the Almond Boat Park and took off to the dam and back on a Monday in June. This is a huge, magnificent lake which had very little boat traffic on our adventure. The water level was very high, so for...More

5  Thank ses-merrimack
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